Jan 16, 2013 9:00am EST
asked, we have no earthly idea what president obama is going to announce today when it comes to stricter gun control. but whatever it is, we'll adjust. we'll comply. we're big on compliance. we do not believe it will have a long-term effect on our business. when asked about how current gun sales have been faring, he said, it's our quiet period. we cannot comment on that right % of cabela's business is guns. another 10% is ammunition. only 3% is the assault weapons. he does not believe that the assault weapon ban will make its way through congress. he thinks it will get bogged down in both houses. we asked if he felt pressure to take any of the guns off the shelves in the wake of the newtown shooting, he said very frankly, no. we received no backlash from consumers. they supported us 100%. the competitors who did choose to do so, received a lot of backlash on social media. we're confident in our decision. >> courtney reagan in miami, where it's more than 80 degrees today. talk to you soon. we'll bring you the president's announcement on gun safety at 11:55 eastern time this morning. >>> a
Jan 15, 2013 9:00am EST
that you can't get in a room. it never seems like obama gets in the room. biden got in the room beforehand. but look, everybody hates each other down there. it's exactly the opposite of what you would expect from a respected nation. it makes us look mickey mouse. i don't blame fitch. look, we have to pay bills, the constitution says it, but everybody doesn't seem to care much about the constitution right now. >> i thought yesterday at the president's news conference, i thought the partisanship was at an all-time high in regards to the fiscal cliff debate. they, referring to republicans in congress, they can either acts responsibly and pay america's bills or act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. it feels a little bit worse, markets sort of shrugged that off. that was good news in all this. but it seems like the dividing line is real firm and real deep between republicans and democrats at this point. >> i wonder whether we know anything. one of the things that's gripped me is there was almost universal belief that dividend taxes were going to go up dramatically.
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
obama. that is an indication the president enters these negotiations with the upper hand republicans at their retreat this weekend in williamsburg are trying to figure out a strategy and one of the things they've discussed. paul ryan said yesterday is a short-term increase in the debt limit. they're worried about getting the blame if things go sour. please. >> and john cornyn appearing to jump on that band wagon today. there were comments that sort of dovetailed with the poll. here is a quick quote. i think people are too dark about the economy now in part because of the shadow of pessimism, skepticism about our political system today. does that put the numbers that you just gave us into some context? >> exactly. he's been trying to make the argument that the fundamentals of this recovery are solid and in place and we're positioned to take off but for the political dysfunction. the president made that point as far back as the debt limit stand off in june, 2011 or the summer of 2011, saying our dysfunction is not economic but political. that is the message the president is taking to t
Jan 22, 2013 9:00am EST
on the street." i'm john harwood. here in washington and around the country, we saw a different barack obama in yesterday's inaugural address. up with more assertive, determined to force his policy choices through the governmental system. he tried to prepare the ground for the coming fight over deficits and debt by refuting republican arguments and casting his own as consistent with the american tradition. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not zap our nation, they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> now, the president got hopeful news a few days ago when republicans blinked on the debt ceiling increase. but there is no guarantee that they're going to extend similar cooperation on other parts of the agenda. we have to see whether or not partisan warfare actually escalates later in the year or whether we have turned a corner and the president has found a different way of dealing with republicans that's more effective. >> fascinating weeken